I Am the First In My Entire Family to Graduate College

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    I feel somehow guilty

    that my family is still struggling. I help them where I can, but I'm in grad school - it's not like I'm rolling in the cash. I wish I could help more, and I feel outrageously jealous when my classmates' parents come visit and buy them designer handbags and wristwatches while I...
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    Feb 25, 2015

    On My Mother's Side

    I am the first on my mother's side of the family to ever graduate from college.  Until me my grandmother had the most education.  She went to a finishing school.  This was something that young women in the south went to after the 8th grade.  My grandmother was...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2008
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